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Welcome to the Surface category for the Sir Grout Blog. Here you'll find blog posts related to stone, tile, and wood surfaces that we've restored. See the amazing transformations with the included before and after pictures. Feel free to share and leave your comments.

Published July 07, 2021

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Sometimes Grout Require Extensive Repair or Even Replacement How Often Should Grout Be Replaced?

Cement-based grout is more prone to the absorption of dirt and liquids and can make it difficult to remove mold and other contaminants. This can require extensive grout repair or even grout replacement. How often should grout be replaced? That depends on a couple of factors.

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Published April 13, 2021

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Grout in Damp Areas Is Susceptible to the Formation of Mold Can Grout Get Moldy?

Mold grows in warm, damp areas where there is little to no circulation in the air. Tiles and grout are especially susceptible to the formation of mold, especially in bathrooms, kitchens, and anywhere that supports the conditions we mentioned. Proper grout sealing and maintenance are the best way to prevent issues with mold.

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Published March 12, 2021

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Stone Countertops Can Dramatically Elevate the Appearance of a Kitchen Care Tips for Stone Countertops

Stone has been used for decades in homes. Some sources suggest that granite was used as far back as ancient Egypt and was known to grace expensive homes in the 1920s. Learn some care tips for stone countertops.

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Published November 16, 2020

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Grout Needs to Be Cleaned and Sealed to Prevent Grime and Mold Growth How to Keep Grout Clean

One of the biggest problems with grout is that much of it is cement-based, which means the product is porous. Cement-based grout needs to be sealed to keep it from absorbing moisture, dirt, and other external elements that can cause it to become discolored and very hard to clean.

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Published June 12, 2020

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Spread the Grout Evenly Between the Joints and Remove Excess How to Fix Holes in Shower Grout

Holes in your shower grout develop over time, especially when the grout in the shower hasn't been properly sealed or if it has been neglected for some time. The moisture in the shower is what causes the issue. Moisture can be grout's worst enemy, causing it to degrade until it begins to get holes or even crack and crumble away.

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Published April 20, 2020

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You Can Regrout to Change the Color of Your Grout Can You Regrout Over Existing Grout?

Cement-based grout, no matter how well it is sealed, can begin to fall apart over time because it is porous and easily absorbs liquids and other contaminants that can degrade its integrity. Unsealed cement-based grout won't last long at all and should be sealed immediately.

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Published February 11, 2020

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These Types of Stains Can Also Come from Water Seeping through Tiles How to Fix a Leaking Shower Without Removing Tiles

Many people notice stains on the ceiling below their bathroom or find excessive water buildup around the tub or shower area and automatically assume there is a leaking pipe or drain. That isn't necessarily the case and you don't want to rush to that conclusion and call someone to fix a problem that doesn't exist.

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Published December 16, 2019

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Improper Cleaning and Dirty Grout Can Make Tiles Look Unappealing How to Clean Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tiles are really a beautiful addition to any area of the house. They work fine indoors and outdoors. Because they look great and are so easy to maintain, ceramic tiles are a popular choice for many homeowners. Read this article and learn the do's and don'ts of ceramic tile cleaning.

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Published November 14, 2019

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There Are Many Reasons Why You Might Want to Avoid Using Bleach Is Bleach Bad for Grout?

For many people, bleach is a go-to product for all types of cleaning. There's a pretty good reason for this. Bleach has been around and used as a cleaner for many decades, and the truth is, bleach can be an effective way to clean and disinfect but can also damage grout.

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Published November 06, 2019

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Cracked, Stained or Moldy Grout Are Top Reasons for Replacing Grout Can Grout Be Replaced?

Grout is the material that fills in tile joints and works to keep the tiles in place and to keep moisture out. Many times you will find that grout is cement-based, which can lead to many problems. The good news is that grout can be replaced or recolored.

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